LAS VEGAS -- Organizers of the Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, held Jan. 24-28 at World Market Center, said buyer attendance was up 25 percent over the Summer 2010 Market and increased 9 percent from the 2010 Winter Market. World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex.

In addition, show management said International buyer attendance rose 16 percent from last winter, while designer attendance increased by 33 percent. The show included 150 new exhibitors on top of the 1,200 repeat exhibitors.

"It was probably our strongest market in Las Vegas, both in terms of attendance and sales, in three years," said Robert Maricich, president and CEO of World Market Center Las Vegas. "There is no denying that this market plays a role in stimulating the industry and the furnishings economy. What we saw at market is an encouraging indicator of what's to come in 2011."

Read the Las Vegas Market's press release.

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